A Lake Forest College education prepares you for the future, invests in your potential, and sets you on the path to success. We offer up to $34,000 a year in merit-based scholarship for transfer students.
Our Forester Flagship Program offers qualified in-state students 100% of the College’s tuition covered in grants and scholarships.
Entering with over 27 hours of coursework
Applicants entering with over 27 hours of completed coursework will be evaluated through a holistic review process. Using your transcript, letters of recommendation, interview, and test scores (optional), we will offer a scholarship of up to $32,000 annually in recognition of your achievements.
Entering with up to 27 hours of completed coursework
Use your weighted high school GPA or your SAT score or your ACT score to see the scholarship you could be eligible for.
Not on the grid? You can still apply. At Lake Forest College, we know that our students are more than just a number. We are searching for interesting, well-rounded students to add to our diverse community. Our holistic admission process takes into consideration your engagement with the College, accomplishments in and out of the classroom, leadership potential, course preparation, and more.
Applying test-optional? No problem.
You will be reviewed for scholarship on an individual basis using our holistic review process. Schedule an interview with your admission counselor as soon as possible. We believe that this conversation tells more about a student’s drive and passion for learning than a standardized exam.
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Director of Transfer Admissions
Transfer Application and Enrollment Deadlines
Fall 2023: June 1
After June 1, applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis*
Additional Scholarship/Grant Opportunities
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
This scholarship recognizes transfer students who hold current membership in Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society of two-year colleges.
Forester Flagship Program
Our Forester Flagship Program provides qualified in-state first-year and transfer students with 100% of the College’s tuition covered in grants and scholarships.
Community College Honors Program Scholarship
This scholarship recognizes transfer students from community colleges who are members of their institution's honors program.
Fine Arts Scholarships
Lake Forest College offers talent-based scholarships in music, studio art, and theater. Scholarships are available to both majors and non-majors, first-years and transfers.
- 95% of admitted students receive scholarship and/or need-based financial assistance from the College.
- Merit-based and need-based aid may be used for many off-campus programs.
- Scholarships are guaranteed each year as long as the student maintains a 2.0 GPA and satisfactory academic progress.
Financial Aid Information
The Office of Financial Aid offers a personalized approach, helping our students and families by providing timely information, anticipating concerns, and seeking innovative, personalized solutions.
Net Price Calculator
Lake Forest College is committed to making college affordable for our students and their families. The Net Price Calculator allows families to see an example of average net cost (net price) for attending Lake Forest.
The FAFSA is used by U.S. citizens and permanent residents to apply for need-based aid (grants, loans, work-study) from College, state and federal sources.